The COVID-19 pandemic is more than a healthcare crisis. Healthcare workers can’t bring this to an end. It requires everyone in the community to do their part.
Message from Eric Borgerding, WHA President:
“WHA is very aware of the deteriorating situation in hospitals and impacts on care for your patients. This was the dominant topic at the WHA board of directors meeting last Thursday, which also included a lengthy and in depth conversation with DHS Deputy Secretary Deb Standridge. A priority action item coming out of that meeting was a request by the board to WHA to help escalate the urgency in public messaging. The public needs to understand what is happening in hospitals right now and its impact on the seemingly unaware community.
In response, and per the board discussion, WHA encourages hospital leaders to immediately engage with their local media, community and business leaders (i.e. Chamber of Commerce) and elected officials to directly communicate what is happening in hospitals, why it is happening and how it will affect their lives.”
“Viral Blizzard” is what hospitals are bracing for over the holidays and into early 2022.
To keep up to date on the latest statistics and information, visit the WHA COVID-19 SITUATIONAL AWARENESS WEBSITE.
The WHA supports and advocates for their members to be leaders in providing high quality, affordable and accessible health care for all, resulting in healthier communities. Our affiliation with them helps support our ability to provide the best quality health care to the region we serve.